Tipula paludosa - Tipula paludosa
Very similar to T. oleracea. The females are more easily identified as the wings of the female Tipula paludosa are shorter than the abdomen.
An abundant grassland species, often found in agricultural fields, parks and gardens, sometimes in considerable numbers.
It flies between April and October but is most common in autumn
The soil dwelling larvae are the crop-damaging pests known as 'leatherjackets'.
Common and widespread across Britain.
FAirly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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